POLISH REFUGEES AND WAR ORPHANS IN INDIA, 1942-1946
Polish refugees and war orphans, evacuated from the Soviet captivity in Siberia, found good friends in India. Maharajah Jam Saheb Digvijayasinhaji of Nawanagar lent sites for two camps; one of them, the Polish Children Camp at Balachadi, housed around 1000 children.
The CO of the camp at Balachadi, Captain Reverend Franciszek Pluta with his female Assistant Commandant.
Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry.